Client Enquiries – FAQ

Mission statement

Sailability Gold Coast’s mission is to enhance the lifestyle of people with disabilities by introducing them to the pleasures of on-water sporting activities, particularly sailing.

Days and times – Sailability is open every Tuesday weather permitting at Southport Yacht Club Hollywell Sailing Squadron. – 1 Marina Crescent Hollywell 4216 – 9am to 1pm. – Sailing is organised on a first come, first served basis – Thursday morning by appointment by phoning 0435 767 383 to confirm your client will be attending and also to advise if sailing will be on subject to weather conditions.

Costs – Sailing costs $15.00 for a 40 minute trip in our sailing vessels – $20.00 for 30 minutes on our “Freedom” Pontoon Boat – Payment by cash or card at our Admin Desk. A cash-register docket is issued for each payment.

Sailing options – 14 Hansa 303 Doubles Sailing Dinghies, with weighted centerboards making them extremely safe – 2 Salvo Yachts – 1 Savage Dolphin Yacht and 1 Pontoon boat. – Pontoon Boat – Freedom, which can accommodate wheel-chairs. Due to popularity, the wait time can be lengthy – A hoist on our dock facilitates access to and from our 303 Sailing Dinghies and yachts where required

What to bring – Bring along a Hat and Sunscreen

What is provided – Normally a BBQ operating with cold drinks and sausages available at a small cost – Life jackets and slings as required, as well as pods for better seating posture if needed.

Parking – Parking for unloading and loading clients into vehicles is available inside the Southport Yacht Club grounds – Vehicles be relocated to outside parking to ensure there is sufficient space for other clients.

NDIS – While Sailability is not equipped to provide, and does not provide, advice or guidance on NDIS or NDIA matters we have noted that many of our clients receive funding from the NDIS and that some clients may be eligible to recover their sailing fees under their NDIS funding arrangements. – Clients are encouraged to check their eligibility to recover their sailing fees with their relevant Supervisor, Provider, or direct with the NDIA as appropriate.

To check if Sailability is on – Phone 0407 979 666 after 7am on the day to hear our recorded message if Sailability is ON – Check Sailability Gold Coast Facebook page.

We recommend that all prospective clients come along on a Tuesday to see how we operate.

Looking forward to meeting you.